C Series Anamorphic Prime Lenses

C Series Anamorphic Prime Lenses

The Panavision® C Series Anamorphic Primes have been the go-to choice since 1968 for artists needing a compact and lightweight anamorphic lens.

The distinctive optical quality and small size of the C Series appeals to cinematographers striving for the visual signature that defines the credit “Filmed In Panavision”.  Characterized by a graduated depth of field, predictable full field performance at all apertures, a pronounced anamorphic flare, and a flattering bokeh, these lenses impart an organic feel that many cinematographers prefer over the sterile look of some modern day optics.

C Series technology has served as a foundation for later generations of lenses, and has in turn benefited as Panavision retrofitted significant design enhancements into the C line. These upgraded C Series lenses have served as the sole set of anamorphic primes on many productions. They can also intercut seamlessly with other sets of Panavision anamorphics such as the E Series, Primo® AL Series, and G Series lenses.

The C Series includes 20mm, 30mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 75mm, 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm focal lengths with widest apertures ranging from T2.3 to T3.5 and close focus distances from 2 feet 6 inches to 7 feet. With their compact size and light weight, C Series lenses are ideally suited to both handheld and Steadicam applications.

Specifications   

  C30 C35 C40 C50  
FOCAL LENGTH 35 35 40 50  
T-STOP 3 2.3 2.8 2.3  
CLOSE FOCUS (in) 48 33 30 30  
CLOSE FOCUS (cm) 121.9 83.8 76.2 76.2  
WEIGHT (lbs) 4.8 5.4 3.7 5.4  
WEIGHT (kg) 2.2 2.4 1.7 2.4  
LENGTH (in) 5.3 6 4.6 5.8  
LENGTH (cm) 13.3 15.2 11.7 14.6  
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 4.5 4.375 4 4.125  
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 112.8 112.8 95.3 95.3  
  C60 C75 C100 C150 C180
FOCAL LENGTH 60 75 100 150 180
T-STOP 2.8 2.5 2.8 3.5 2.8
CLOSE FOCUS (in) 20 54 54 60 84
CLOSE FOCUS (cm) 50 137.2 137.2 152.4 213.4
WEIGHT (lbs) 4.0 3.6 4.6 6.8 8
WEIGHT (kg) 1.8 1.6 2.1 3.1 3.6
LENGTH (in) 6.13 5.6 7.8 10.1 12.4
LENGTH (cm) 15.57 14.1 19.8 25.7 31.4
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 3.69 3.313 3.75 3.75 3.75
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 95.3 73.7 73.7 95.3 95.3